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Doing Aristocratic Business: Affiliative Politeness and the Politeness of Respect

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines in detail seven letters from Cicero's correspondence in order to establish some of the conventions of linguistic politeness typically used in more formal epistolary exchanges ... More


Metus Parthicus

Kit Morrell

in Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198755142
eISBN:
9780191816512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the aftermath of Marcus Crassus’ defeat in Parthia in 53. The Parthian threat was real, as was the defence response, but there was no move to avenge Crassus in these years. ... More


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